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Q: Reconstruction After Breast Cancer: Will Medicare Pay to Replace Ruptured Implants?

Submitted by Q-A from clee on Sat, 05/14/2011 - 08:46

I had breast cancer 23 years ago with reconstruction. My implants have been replaced once, 12 years ago, and these are now leaking. Will Medicare pay for replacement? I was not on Medicare when they were replaced 12 yrs. ago. I have no photos but had a breast MRI which showed the leakage.

A: Yes, by law insurance companies must cover

Medicare and private insurance cover must by law cover treatment for the reconstruction of a breast cancer patient. This includes the opposite normal breast to obtain symmetry.